Mark Allen ©Stars and Stripes Tirana, Albania, April, 1999: Airman 1st Class Brett Montgomery, left, maintains his grip as Airman 1st Class Steven D. Bailey establishes a foothold to remove a pair of gum boots at the mud-soaked tent city base camp at the Rinas Airport in Tirana.

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